Earn your graduate level strategic leadership degree
The Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership program at North Central will prepare you for leadership roles in businesses, churches, and other organizations. In the College of Graduate and Professional Education, you will interact with experts and develop skills that will propel you to the next level of your career and calling.
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Why earn a graduate degree at North Central?
North Central University’s College of Graduate and Professional Education offers a master’s-level strategic leadership degree, a program designed to prepare you for meaningful work in the marketplace and leadership in your business, church, or organization. You’ll have the opportunity to grow as a leader and increase your existing knowledge and skills in ways that will apply immediately to your life and career.
A Flexible format for your busy schedule
The Strategic Leadership Degree is 30 credits and is designed to be finished in 10 courses, allowing you to start and finish quickly and efficiently. All of the required courses are offered every academic year so you can move through the program on a schedule that works for you.
The Master’s in Strategic Leadership is now also offered online!
Our M.A. in Strategic Leadership is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
What sets us apart
The proof is in the people
- Value and Affordability
Our graduate courses provide a value-driven approach to leadership education that will develop the skills necessary to lead organizations effectively while focusing on the personal formation and interpersonal skills of the leader.
Our graduate program has the lowest cost (overall per credit) for a program of our type in the Twin Cities.
Remaining one of the most affordable Christian colleges is something we strive for. Plus, we understand that no one wants to shoulder the financial burden of furthering their education alone. We offer a no-interest monthly payment plan (the Ram Plan) that breaks up the cost of obtaining your degree into smaller, more manageable pieces.
Discounts and scholarships are available for full-time NCU employees, NCU alumni, Assemblies of God and Pentecostal Family Credentialed Ministers, and full-time Assemblies of God church employees.
Many employers also offer tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing graduate degrees.
We understand the value that a graduate degree can have for your career and your life. We also understand how valuable your time and resources are. Our program is tailored to benefit you in a number of ways:
- Evening classes to fit comfortably with your daily schedule
- Fast-track options for obtaining your degree quicker (1, 2, and 3-year options)
- Classes conveniently held on our campus in downtown Minneapolis
- Classes offered in a variety of formats: on-campus, online, weekend, and hybrid.
The Master’s in Strategic Leadership is now offered fully online!
- Practical Teaching
Our graduate faculty are experts in their fields and highly-experienced professionals in a variety of areas. They teach practical, applicable skills based on real-world scenarios, preparing you to meet the challenges of leadership head-on.
- 4+1 Program
Our undergraduate degrees are designed to feed directly into our M.A. in Strategic Leadership program, so after you earn your B.A. you can earn a master’s degree with just one additional year of education.